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  • Writer's pictureDr. Amber Brooks

The Surprising Truth About Toxic Metals and the Health of Our Children

You may have read or heard about the damage heavy metals can do to a developing child’s mind and overall health.

Symptoms of heavy metal toxicity in children may include:

  • Psychosis

  • Autism

  • Depression

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Sleep disorders

  • Anxiety


  • Mood swings

  • Digestive disorder

  • Anemia

What causes toxicity and what should you do if you suspect your child’s symptoms may have to do with heavy metal toxicity?

How are children exposed to toxic metals?

We are bombarded with toxic chemicals routinely.  We breathe, smell, absorb through skin, ingest, implant or inject harmful toxins into our body every day through our environment.

There has been a 10-fold increase in children with inflammatory bowel disease in the past 10 years alone. These digestive disorders are on the rise due to the direct and indirect effects of toxic chemicals.

Directly toxins cause oxidative stress, inflammation and can disrupt hormones.

Indirectly, they depress the immune system, lead to nutritional compromise and impair detoxification pathways.

Eliminating the underlying burden of chemical toxicants including toxic metals and healing the digestive tract may prevent adverse health outcomes and restore health. 

According to the CDC in 2013, most American adults and children have bio-accumulated numerous potentially toxic chemicals.

Exposure to toxins for each individual and their reaction to the toxins are dependent on their body’s ability to detoxify, accumulation of the toxins and length of exposure.  Toxic exposures have proven to cause chronic illness and developmental delays.

In the United States, 1 in 3 are diagnosed with multiple chronic conditions.  In children, 1 out of 68 is diagnosed with a developmental delay.

There are a number of diseases researchers have been able to link as a result of chemical toxicant exposure.

These chemicals cause carcinogenic, hepatotoxic (liver), neurotoxic (brain), immunotoxic, and developmental toxicities leading to diseases such as dementia, autism, cancer, infertility, autoimmune, mental health, allergies and skin disorders. 



Dr. Amber Brooks- Autism & Special Needs

Dr. Amber Brooks FNP, CACCP, BCIP, DC is a pediatric expert bridging alternative and traditional

medicine by providing individualized and comprehensive approaches to pediatric wellness. Her experience is unique, as she is Board Certified in Integrative Pediatrics, Board Certified as a Pediatric Chiropractor, a Family Nurse Practitioner and Craniosacral Therapist.

Dr. Amber Brooks FNP, CACCP, BCIP,

Dr. Brooks FNP, CACCP, BCIP, DC has been extremely successful in assisting her patients in achieving optimal health and wellness by using the best integrative methods to help support their growing bodies. She provides traditional and alternative medicine for maximal health. Dr. Brooks has developed specialized methods to answer today's biggest pediatric health problems including allergies, constipation, chronic ear infections, birth trauma, developmental delays, digestive problems, Autism, ADD/ADHD, MTHFR, nutritional, and behavioral problems.

Dr. Amber Brooks FNP, CACCP, BCIP, DC has extensive experience solving complex pediatric and unique perspective of diagnosing the problem rather than treating the symptoms has led to 

remarkable results worldwide. Parents praise her current, yet practical, guidance to what a child is struggling with and tools to help the family improve their child's future health.

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